Dransfeld

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Dransfeld
St Martini Church in Dransfeld.
St Martini Church in Dransfeld.
Coat of arms of Dransfeld
Coat of arms
Dransfeld   is located in Germany
Dransfeld
Dransfeld
Coordinates: 51°30′N 9°46′E / 51.500°N 9.767°E / 51.500; 9.767Coordinates: 51°30′N 9°46′E / 51.500°N 9.767°E / 51.500; 9.767
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Göttingen
Municipal assoc. Dransfeld
Government
 • Mayor Rolf Tobien (SPD)
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 302 m (991 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,345
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37127
Dialling codes 05502
Vehicle registration GÖ, HMÜ, DUD, OHA
Website www.dransfeld.de

Dransfeld is a town in the district of Göttingen, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 12 km west of Göttingen.

Dransfeld is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Dransfeld.

Infrastructure[edit]

Traffic[edit]

Bundesstraße 3 runs through Dransfeld connecting it to Göttingen and Hann. Münden and to Bundesautobahn 7, one of the most important motorways in Germany. Bundesautobahn 38 to Halle and Leipzig is also nearby.

Local bus line 120 runs from Göttingen to Hann. Münden up to every 30 minutes and there are several other lines to nearby villages.

The nearby train station in Göttingen is part of the Schnellfahrstrecke Hannover/Würzburg and has regular ICE stops and multiple daily connections to Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Basel.

Tourism[edit]

There is an outdoor pool including a camping area south of the town.

Born in Dransfeld[edit]

JohannesJeep in 1613
  • Johannes Jeep, (1581/1582 – 1644) , German organist, chormaster and composer

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